As 2012 draws to a close, we're all getting the urge to look back over the past twelve months and think about the year's highlights. Whatever you did and wherever you went in 2012 there are sure to be a few things we'll all remember: the wet but ultimately rather lovely Jubilee events in the spring, the energy and excitement of the London Olympics, and a renewed interest in all-things Royal.

But among all these great events, there were new styles emerging in fashion and the world of footwear, with some big shifts in what we wore. Check out our gallery to discover the shoes that made a year, and let us know if you think we've missed any particularly important defining styles of 2012.